Bates offers three jazz ensembles in concert

The Bates College Jazz Band, directed by Maine pianist Thomas Snow, will be joined by two smaller combos in concert at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 6, in Chase Hall Lounge, 56 Campus Ave.

Snow leads one of the small ensembles and Greg Waters, a tenor saxophonist and Bates junior from London, leads the other. The concert is open to the public at no cost. For more information, please call 207-786-6135.

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The program includes music by Gerry Mulligan, the Brecker Brothers and Duke Ellington.

Several members of the 20-piece Bates band will be featured as soloists, including trumpeter Dan Roop, a first-year student from Littleton,Mass.; flutist Sophia Budianto, a sophomore from Singapore; Waters; trombonist Ben Smeltzer, a first-year student from Waterbury Center, Vt.; and alto saxophonist Brian Haswell, a first-year student from Westport, Conn.

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